Shore to Sky

Cape Croker Hiking Trails

Based on the eastern shore of the Bruce Peninsula, Cape Croker offers access to some of the most stunning views on the Bruce Trail, and several nature walks closer to camp.
The Bruce
Ginebek Miikaans
[ Snake Trail Boardwalk ]
Waazh Miikaans
[ Cave Trail ]
Ziibaakdakaan Miikaans
[ Sugarbush Trail ]

Located on the eastern shore of the Bruce Peninsula, Cape Croker offers access to some of the most stunning views on the Bruce Trail, and several hikes closer to camp.

Travelling north-west along the beach, you can stroll comfortably across the wetlands using Ginebek Miikaans (Snake Trail Boardwalk).

Winding through the Park for almost 4 kilometers, the trail is marked by white blazes and follows the Niagara Escarpment 900 kms from Niagara to Tobermory.

Following the white-blazed (Main Trail) path to a metal staircase, you reach the top of Sydney Bay Bluff. This perspective provides the best views of the park, and some would argue, the most scenic vistas of the entire Bruce Trail.

Bruce Trail Hiking
Cape Croker Park Lookout
Bruce Trail Hiking

Ginebek Miikaans (the Snake Trail Boardwalk) is a 900m stretch of the Bruce Trail that arcs along the west shore.

Just a couple metres onto the boardwalk, you are able to see an active part of the beaver dam. Further on still is a viewing platform. Look out from that platform, and you can see the domes of beaver lodges between  hummocks of vegetation. If you are lucky – in the early evening or morning – you might just come across some beaver activity.

The boardwalk crosses over a creek, and curves out back to the shoreline. Along the way, you will pass a sinkhole – water pouring into the ground. Sometimes, if there is enough water you can see the vortex. There is a shoreline viewing platform where you can sit and be amazed at the beauty of Wiikwedoonse.

The boardwalk ends in the cedars and comes to an intersection. The left is the continuation of the Bruce Trail and heads to "The Ladder." The right leads to Dkib (the Spring). Proudly, the Chippewas of Nawash are the recipient for the Bruce Trail's first Calypso Orchid Environmental Award for the Ginebik Miikaans.

The boardwalk is closed to bicycles, and high water levels have made it unsafe for wheelchairs.

Snake Trail Boardwalk

Waazh Miikaans (Cave Trail) meanders through tall maples from the roadside parking to the first huge moss-covered boulder.

This is a short rugged trail. You will climb and crawl over, under, through and around house-size boulders. Look for the majestic cedar with its roots clinging down the sides of one of these boulders. It's amazing!

Sturdy footwear is advisable, and remember the rocks are slippery when they are wet.

Cape Croker Park Hiking
Cape Croker Caves Trail
The Caves Trail

Ziibaakdakaan Miikaans (the Sugar Bush Trail) is located in the area behind the maple syrup facility.

This is a nice wide trail. The high maple canopy, the open forest, the sunlight filtering through the leaves evokes a feeling of grandeur. This hardwood forest is always a few degrees cooler on hot summer days.

Plastic tubing strung between the trees is visible. This tubing is how maple sap is collected in the early spring. Please do not tamper with this tubing.

To learn more about Ziibaakdakaan Maple and syrup production, ask Park staff or take a tour with one of our experienced Anishinaabe guides.

Bruce Trail Hiking
Sugarbush Trail

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The Rememberer

Are there bears here – what kind – how big – how many – what do they eat?


Stories tell us that along time ago, Mkwa took care of the first Anishinaabe children, fed them and kept them warm. Another story tells us that each year during Mkwa Giizis or Bear Moon also known as February, bear cubs venture outside their cozy dens to play. If their play is brief, then winter will be long. If they stay out, then spring is fast approaching.

The bear is known as a healer and peacekeeper who taught our people about the medicines. Some of our people have bear names like Mkoons (Little Bear) or Mko-kwe (Bear Woman). Some of our people belong to the Mkwa Dodem (Bear Clan). Some people have bears as "spirit helpers."

Seeing a bears in a natural setting like out in a field or crossing the road somewhere is an exciting and memorable experience. However, this is not necessarily so in a campground or on someone’s deck. This is why we built garbage depots, purchased recycling bins and closed our dump. In doing so, we have given responsibility to our campers and visitors to help us keep bears safe. Bear is called The Rememberer because Bear always remembers where to find food.

Help us protect our bears and all other critters who share their world with us.

  1. Store food in your vehicle at night.
  2. Take your bagged garbage to the Garbage Depot every evening.
  3. Do not scrap your leftover food into the fire pit or around your campsite
  4. Wash out your recyclables before putting them into the bins.
  5. Keep your campsite clean.
  6. Day visitors please take your garbage and recyclables with you.

Our Park attendants will be around to encourage your continued assistance in keeping bears safe.

2023 Fee Schedule

Cape Croker Park


Campsite: Basic
$41.50 / night
Campsite: Premium Waterfront/View
$44.50 / night
Campsite: Hydro 20 AMP
$44.50 / night
Campsite: Hydro 30 AMP
$51 / night
Campsite: Hydro 30 AMP & Premium
$52.50 / night
Campsite: Hydro 30 AMP & Water
$53 / night
Campsite: Hydro 50 AMP & Water
$53.50 / night
Additional Camper Fee
$5 / night
Additional Vehicle Fee
$15 / night
Cabin (1-2 Adults)
$100 / night
Cabin (3 Adults)
$105 / night
Cabin (4 Adults)
$110 / night
Reservation Fee (NON-REFUNDABLE)
$15 / site
Specific Site Guarantee (Lock in Fee)
$20 / site
Seasonal Vehicle Fee

Day Use Fees

Daily Vehicle Permit
$15 / night
Off-Season Day Use
$10 / day
Overnight Parking
$15 / night
*Rates are based on one (1) family or two (2) adults per site.
A maximum of four adults only are allowed per site.

Discount Rates

*Bruce Trail Members: 10% Discount on overnight campsite fees (please show card upon registering) Save 10% when camping 6 nights or more

Group Camping: "The Birches"

Group Campsite Fee
$175 / night
Damage Deposit
Per Person, Youth (6–17yrs)
$2.50 / night
Per Person, Adult (18yrs+)
$5 / night
Group Campsite Vehicle Permit
$6.50 / night
*Maximum of 35 campers allowed, Damage Deposit MAY be refunded after site inspection. Discounts available for Youth Groups & Charitable Organizations.

Park Store

Firewood: Bagged
Showers (auto timer approx. 5.5 minutes)
$2 / cycle
Trailer Pump Out – In Park
Holding Tank Pump Out
Prices subject to change without notice
Cash, Debit, Visa, MasterCard, & American Express Accepted Here!
*For any campsite or availability inquiries, contact us:
Call 519-534-0571 or email reservations@capecrokerpark.com

Park Rules

Cape Croker Park

A Message from Park Management

Our campground was developed as a family campground. We want to keep it that way. You can help to maintain the ambience and atmosphere of this place. Our rules are guides to ensure you and other Park visitors have an enjoyable, safe and memorable camping experience.

Common complaints over the years:

  • dogs off leash
  • owners not picking up after pets
  • speeding on park roads
  • excessive noise
  • alcohol carried off a campsite

Please take a few minutes to review these rules.

General Camping Rules

All campers must be registered at the Campground Office.
One family (parents and their dependent children) OR a maximum of 4 adults per campsite is permitted.
Visiting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Only registered campers are permitted to remain in the Park or enter outside of visiting hours.
No excessive noise at any time. All musical instruments and audio devices must be turned off at 11 p.m.
Other than when otherwise prohibited by park management, alcoholic beverages may be possessed in the Cape Croker Park. Possession and consumption by any person must be in compliance with the Ontario Liquor License Act. (Alcohol is permitted on occupied/rented campsites only.)
Cannabis may be consumed by campers at their registered campsite. Smoking tobacco or cannabis, or using an electronic cigarette (vaping), is permitted on a registered campsite only.
Campers and Park visitors are responsible for their garbage and recyclables. Garbage must be bagged and placed in the Garbage Depots. Recyclables must be rinsed (at your campsite) and sorted into plastics and aluminum/steel food and beverage containers.

Day visitors please take your garbage and recycling with you.

Our community facility is not able to recycle glass bottles and jars, milk and juice boxes, cardboard or cereal boxes, so please take these with you and recycle from your home. Chi miigwech.
Every person using a campsite shall at all times maintain the campsite in a condition satisfactory to Park Management. When vacating the campsite, they shall restore the campsite as near as possible to its original condition.
The owner or person in control of a domestic animal must maintain physical control of the animal. Leashes must be no greater than 2 metres in length. Domestic animals are not permitted in swimming areas.
Campfires are permitted in designated fire pits only. No person shall start or maintain a fire except in a designated fire pit.
Scavenging for firewood from Park lands is prohibited. Purchase firewood from the Campground Office. This is to protect our forest from campers, invasive insects and pathogens.
No person shall pick or remove flowers, plants or trees or wildlife, or take any natural souvenirs from the Park.
No person shall remove, damage or deface Park property or damage or deface any relict, artifact, or natural object or any site of archaeological or historical interest.
The maximum speed on main park roads is 30 km/h. The maximum speed in camping areas is 15 km/h. Please abide by these speed limits.
No person camping in the Park shall operate an All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV), dirt bikes or any off-road vehicle anywhere on the Park property, including trails.
The use of generators in all over-night camping areas is prohibited.
Non-compliance with park rules may result in charges and/or eviction.


Cape Croker Park

Day Use

The Pavilion picnic shelter is the perfect backdrop for group picnicking. The beach is another popular day use site perfect for a picnic, for swimming or for launching boats of all sizes. Nearby is the beach volleyball pitch. There are 10 km of hiking trails within the Park – Ginebik Miikaans (Snake Trail Boardwalk), which is part of the Bruce Trail, Waazh Miikaans (The Rockfall Caves), and a few shorter trails. The playground is a popular location for children.


Barrier-free showers and flush toilets located in The Maples and The Beaches campgrounds. Outhouses are in convenient locations throughout the camping areas.


Showers are located at The Maples comfort station.


The Park offers a coin laundry facility at The Maples comfort station.


The Pavilion and the Arbour are available for day use rentals. Contact the Park Office to make bookings.


The Campground Office sells water, ice, firewood, propane, maple syrup and snacks. The 401 Convenience and Pedoniquott’s Gas Bar are located just a short drive from the campground.


The campground offers a trailer pump out and holding tank pump out service.


WiFi is access in the Upper Ninaatgoog (Maples) and Waasmowing Enaabiising (Hydro) areas. The site directs you to GBTel for payment. You can purchase hours or days of WiFi Access.
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